Presence is a studio album by Led Zeppelin, released by Swan Song
Records on March 31, 1976. This album was conceived after Robert Plant sustained
serious injuries from a car accident on Rhodes, Greece, August 5, 1975 which
postponed a planned 1975/76 world tour by Led Zeppelin. During his convalescent
period in Malibu, California, Plant with Jimmy Page, had written enough material
for rehersals to begin at Hollywood's SIR Studio. The album was recorded within
three weeks at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany, with Plant in a wheelchair.
Both Page and Plant had planned the album to be a return to a simple spontaneous
affair after the complex arrangements on Houses of the Holy and Physical
Graffiti. It is their only studio album that features neither acoustic tracks
The album peaked at #1 on the Billboard's Pop Albums chart.
Its catalogue numbers are (US) Swan Song SS 8416